Irish Corn Beef Reuben Sandwich Recipe

Corn Beef Reuben

I know you’d love to know how to make the best Irish Corn Beef Reuben Recipe this side of the Atlantic. Well, after a few requests I’m finally releasing the home-made directions I used to do so. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Let’s get started! We’ll divide this into five parts, three of which you’ll be making and two you’ll just cheat and buy. Feel free to go all out and make your own cheese and bread, but that’s beyond the amount of work I want to put into it… oh, who am I kidding? I’ll probably do that in the future too.

Corn Beef

Meat, Point Cut, 4lb
Guiness Draught, 32oz (two tall cans work lovely)
Fresh Grated Garlic, 1 Tbsp
Lime Juice, 1 Tsp
Soy Sauce, 3 Tbsp (trust me)
Crushed Black Pepper, 1 Tsp
Basil, 1 Tsp
Beef Bouillon, 2 cubes (or two cups of broth)
Dried Ginger, 1/4 Tsp

Take the meat and cut it into nice 1/2″ thick slices. Place meat and all other ingredients into a crockpot lining, cover with saran-wrap, and let sit in refrigerator for at least 24 hours.  Once set, remove saran-wrap and place into crockpot base to let cook on the low setting for another 24 hours. Strain meat once cooked. For added flavor and dried texture, fry without any oils in a Cast Iron Skillet to evenly brown.  This is the longest cooking process of the entire sandwich. Do not skimp on the lengths, and if anything let it sit a little bit longer.

Sauerkraut

Red Cabbage, 1 medium sized head (The red is just for visual enjoyment)
White Vinegar, 3/4cp
Water, 3/4cp
Fresh Grated Garlic, 1/2 Tbsp
Lime Juice, 1 Tsp
Black Pepper, 1 Tsp

Chop cabbage into hearty strips. In a large soup pan combine all ingredients, stir, and place over medium heat until cabbage is very tender and most liquids are absorbed. This may be cooked while you’re waiting for the meat to marinate and set aside in the refrigerator for later use. Just make sure you reheat it before applying it to the Reuben. I’d suggest just reheating it next to the meat as you fry it in the Iron Skillet.

Horseradish Sauce

Grated Horesradish, 3-4oz (to taste)
Sour Creme, 16oz (don’t skimp, you want the fattiest kind you can get)
Basil, 1 Tsp
Swiss Cheese, cubed for melting, 1/4cp
Dried Ginger, 1/4 Tsp
Mayonnaise, 1/4cp (not miracle whip, and make sure its regular and not “low fat”)

This sauce is amazing, and probably the fattiest part of this Irish delight. In a sauce pan start by putting the cheese in over low heat. Once the cheese starts to break down (it doesn’t have to be 100% liquid) apply the rest of the ingredients and increase the heat to medium; stir often or it will burn. This sauce can be prepared while the meat is marinating and set aside in the refrigerator for later use. For best results, re-warm prior to using on the Reuben.

Cheese

Baby Swiss, thinly sliced into nice large bread sized pieces

Just buy this from the store. You can find Swiss of some sort from just about every deli, as it’s not an exotic cheese. Cut it into desired thin/hefty slices with hopes of covering most of the bread.

Bread

Pumpernickel, nice long slices for a hearty sandwich
Light Rye, nice long slices for a hearty sandwich

Just buy this from the store’s deli as well. You really only have to use one type of bread (I’d recommend Light Rye), but it is more fun to have both for added visual fanciness.

Put it all together!

Finally! We’ve reached the grand finale stage. Woohoo! Lets take the bread and throw it onto that same Iron Skillet. If you have a Panini Pan, use it (but its not needed)! Slap two pieces of bread (one from each loaf) onto the Iron Skillet over low to medium heat (no oil needed). On the Light Rye place your Swiss Cheese, followed by a nice heap of the Sauerkraut. On the Pumpernickel smother it with a nice large helping of the Horseradish Sauce, followed by a nice heap of the Meat. At this point, the meat has probably fallen apart into little shreds, and that’s perfectly fine (and tasty!). Let the bread toast for a minute or two, making sure not to burn it. Once you’re satisfied carefully assemble the sandwich, slice in half, and serve with your choice of potato side if desired. Wa’la! Amazing!

Yields: 8-10 Reuben Sandwiches

Pictures of Obese People: Fatty Fats

I’m probably going to hell for doing this, but I’ve created a user-submitted website for photographs of large/fat/obese people. Now, I don’t mean your average run of the mill fatty fats, but instead those kind of people who are making themselves naturally awkward by wearing inappropriate clothing, or eating things that just are not helping their cause. The website is 100% user-submitted, so without your help it will not succeed. If you ever find an awkward situation in a public location where someone just deserves their picture taken, do it. And then submit it to the website!

http://www.fattyfats.com/

Adam proposes writing a Content Management System (CMS)

Adam, one of our design students, proposes the idea of writing a CMS from scratch. Keep in mind that Adam has no experience in programming languages.

Adam: so heres a question, if i want to learn how to make a basic CMS system, what languages do i need other than css?
Daniel: lol
Daniel: if you just want to do this for yourself, and for free then CSS, HTML, PHP, and MySQL
Daniel: you have no idea how difficult that’ll be.
Daniel: seriously, what you’re proposing would be highly difficult.
Adam: to learn two languages? PHP and MySQL
Adam: cant be that hard
Daniel: lol
Adam: nay sayer

…Some people’s children…

SXSW 2009: Therapy 2.0: Mental Health for Geeks

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 3:30 PM
Keely Kolmes, drkkolmes.com
Thomas Roche, thomasroche.com

Session Description

What can you do to stay mentally healthy in a Web 2.0 world? Come share your strategies for staying sane in the world that never really turns off. Learn self-care tips for managing work and stress. Discover how to manage social networking while keeping your boundaries intact.

Discussion

Information Anxiety was brought up and discussed for a while. On this topic people were mentioning the non-privacy of social media. Since this non-private social (ironic, I know) media is public your health insurance company could use twitter to find out if you’re doing healthy things and raise your premiums. Personally I would suggest not posting it if you’re going to be that person.

It seems that most people are going back to the lack of privacy on twitter. As people post things it creates a level of online social-drama. People need to evolve and realize they can be online an choose not to post innapropriate things if they do not want people to find them.

From person to person your views on what is mentally healthy varies. Studies have shown that exercise is the best way to improve your mental health. If you believe you have, or you’re being bothered by, mental health issues then you probably do. It is poor mental health if you’re always worrying about this.

People recommend getting something in life where they can have a mental break through a new hobby that is completely opposite from what you do for your job. Someone mentioned they took up Tai-chi for exercise and an escape from what they typically do in a day-to-day basis. I know a lot of times I personally will go home and never turn my laptop on all night. Some people I work with feel that I am crazy for doing that. To be honest, sometimes when I’m away from work I want to be away from work. It sounds like many people are referring to the same theory and are staying away from technology outside of work to help with mental health.

People feel music, such as ambient, is also a good stress release. Someone mentioned listening to ambient music while they sleep. Someone else mentioned a sleeping sound tool called Awake2000.

Contact

email – drkkolmes(at)gmail.com and skidroche(at)gmail.com
website – therapy2.pbwiki.com